-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
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Zhumell Z12 Orion XT8 Orion Stratus 5mm EP Orion Q70 Super Wide Angle 26mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 18mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 11mm --- Star hopping my way around the night sky: 110 Messier Objects observed! Completed 3/15/2013 391 Herschel's observed, 9 to go!! 33 Herschel II observed, 367 to go! 24 Caldwell Objects observed, 85 to go! http://easternozarksastronomy.org
Quote:Anyways I aligned the finderscope up and pointed her towards M42 with my 32mm ep and was just taken aback. It was the best view I have ever seen of M42, it was so bright and there was so much detail I never saw with my C6.
Quote:WOW. I've spent many nights... nearly 100% of the clear nights we've had in the past 3 months outside, most sessions 3-4 hours minimum, many nights in the 20s but you my friend deserve some sort of award!! -20 before the windchill!! Glad you had your first light and M42, what a great choice to start with! I'll add that I have two of the ES82 series, the 11mm and 18mm and they are both fantastic. If I'd not already purchased a couple Orion EPs I would have just purchased all of them from ES. Enjoy your new scope!
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/